Recently, I painted the plain wood of my serious wool tools: Indigo Hound wool combs & the hand cards. Having pretty tools makes the job seem more fun, and personalizes one’s equipment. Here I’ve used base coat of chalk paint, which adheres best to the wood. Chalk paint sticks to almost anything, and provided a better surface for the green milk paint top coat. Whole project done within a few hours & that’s just waiting for paint to dry, then light sanding between coats with a 3M pad. Follow with a wax or poly topcoat. They’re all as green as the cover on left. I kept the wood base for the comb’s nails – a bit of wood contrast to the paint looks nice.